A submission savant who has stood out at every belt so far, Ary Farias is getting ready for his black belt debut, at the European Open in Lisbon starting January 27. The mission: to live up to the expectations everyone inevitably has for him.
The Atos representative had a brief chat with GRACIEMAG.com. Here’s what he had to say:
How are you feeling for your black belt debut?
Man, I expect the best. I’m fully aware that my part and my team’s part have been fulfilled and I’m going in with the same objective as always, of making it up there with the group leaders. I know for that to happen it will be war, it will be a good chance to show I’m not a kid among adults anymore. My division is stacked with burly dudes! But that’s what I chose for my life, so I’m going to try and do it to the best of my abilities. The only thing I don’t want is to disappoint my family, friends, and fans.
Do you feel you’ll have any trouble with match duration, now they’ll last ten minutes instead of eight?
I’m going in there ready. If the duration is ten minutes, I’m ready. Let’s do it! I just want to be able to give it my best.
What do you feel will be different at this rank as opposed to the other belts?
I feel the difference is in the professionalism at black belt. Everyone is a professional, there’s no one in there piddling around, they always have something up their sleeves. You can’t make mistakes at black belt, that would be costly. It’s not like the other belts, where you can make a mistake and still fix things. There’s a huge difference between the other belts and black belt. I’m just another rookie about to debut. Whether I’ll do well or not I’ll only know come competition time, it will all depend on me.
Thanks, GRACIEMAG.com, for the interview and I wish everyone a great tournament in Europe!
And stay tuned to the GRACIEMAG at the European Open Blog for all the ins and outs regarding the first major tournament of the year.
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